Charlie Campbell

Charlie Campbell wants to spread the news of so many wonderful aspects in the greater Dayton area. He is a cheerleader and a real believer that our area is the place to be. He has been active in this area for almost 40 years and you can hear him weekly at WYSO.

Front Street

Check out the artists in the ARTery gallery. They redirect their focus and energy into creating new art helping create a sense of calm and peace.

The Kettering Rosewood Gallery has Art From Home with new art activities that can be done from your home. Making art is more important than ever and studies show that taking time to be creative has a host of benefits for both adults and children including reducing stress and boosting your mood.

City of Kettering Rosewood Art Gallery

The City of Kettering Rosewood Gallery has Art From Home featuring new art activities that can be done from the comfort and safety of your own house. Making art is more important than ever right now. Studies have shown that taking time to be creative has a host of benefits for both adults and children including reducing stress and boosting mood.

Fiver Rivers Metro Park bike trail

Five Rivers MetroParks has all kind of things to do and places to walk and explore. Go to their website at metroparks.org

The Air Force Museum also provides things to do and see online.

There’s a book called Dayton's Children that profiles twenty innovators here in Dayton who changed our world. It’s about the guys who invented airplanes, cash registers, car keys and others. There’s the real Murphy who inspired Murphy’s Law. 

The Contemporary Dayton

May is National Bike Month and Five Rivers MetroParks is hosting the Virtual Bike Month. It includes video bike clinics and tours, weekly rides, Bingo, challenges and more all month.

This evening The Contemporary Dayton are presenting an exclusive online exhibition at 5pm featuring a sculptor, a printmaker, and a painter. 

Northern Watersnake
Andrew DuBois / Flickr Creative Commons

Since you are outside and walking, you are seeing so much more of our wildlife. And with the warming weather, snakes are also coming out. Springtime usually brings an increase in snake sightings, and Ohio is home to about 33 species of snakes. If you want to learn more about this, go to the Ohio History website where you will find a Springtime Snake ID.

PNC Arts Annex
Dayton Live

While all the theaters may be closed and the stages may be empty, there are still ways that you can enjoy Opera, Ballet, and Philharmonic from the comfort of your own home! You click on their images and find out ways you can engage with them until all can be together in the theater once again! Go to: daytonperformingarts.org/at-home


Many wildflowers are blooming at Aullwood Garden, Wegerzyn Gardens, Cox Arboretum, and Germantown MetroParks, and you likely will find these in your neighborhood and other outdoor spaces as well. This would be great to see as you are getting your outside exercise.

The Dayton Artist Stream Facebook page provides a space for local artists to share their creations—from musical performances and poetry readings to visual art demonstrations.

katesheets / Flickr Creative Commons

We are all at home and wondering about the stimulus check…mine will be a direct deposit but I have no idea when or how much.

If you find some cemeteries that are open you can get exrcise and look at the flowers and gravestones. 

Since our television has several channels that are streaming I’ve been doing the “search” option on each one and have found all kind of shows, or films, or lessons about so many things. AND I keep playing around with the search…sometimes picking a particular name, or a noun or a title.


We are still all at home so here are some ideas.

Everyone is going outside and walking, and not only is it good exercise, it is a great way to look at things. If in the suburbs, I see what is happening with the houses. Are all the houses the same? Has some part been re-modeled? Does it have a porch? Has somebody mowed the lawn?

And when I walk around downtown Dayton, I look at the buildings. and I love looking at the old buildings that have fainted painted signs and old windows and old doors.

Most of you are like me, stuck at home. So all I can tell you are some things you can still do:

If you are going to be outside you can find a walking tour. Some examples are in Oakwood there’s a Self Guided Walking Tour.

There is this GPS My City and it connects to tours around the world including Dayton. The web site is: gpsmycity.com